Lawrence Ferber

 Lawrence Ferber

  • Lawrence wrote his first LGBTQ-centric travel article, on Australia, circa 2000 for Los Angeles' Frontiers Magazine.
  • In 2004, he started contributing to LGBTQ luxury travel publication, Passport Magazine, and continues to occupy a spot on its masthead. He's traversed pretty much every continent on behalf of Passport and turned a lot of stones for the gems underneath.
  • A Manhattan resident, Lawrence thrives in urban environments, and his favorite stomping grounds include Taipei, Bangkok, Mexico City, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Vancouver, Montreal, and Portland OR. 
  • He's also written specifically about LGBTQ-friendly destinations for Conde Nast Traveler, Miami Herald's Palette Magazine, and dozens of regional and national publications and websites.

 

Experience

Lawrence got his start covering film and music for LGBTQ newspapers and magazines across the country, in addition to mainstream outlets like L.A. Weekly, The Village Voice, and Entertainment Weekly.

By 2000, he added travel to his beat, and while his stories were typically geared towards LGBTQ travelers, his obsessions with contemporary art, the offbeat, and food/drink led him to write for National Geographic Traveler's website and print edition, Fodors.com, Condé Nast Traveler, and the New York Post. He also contributed to travel agent trade publication TravelAge West and has provided deep-dive cultural content for hotel brand websites, including Soho Grand and Roxy Hotels' Grandlife.com. 

Every once in awhile he dabbles in film, too. He co-wrote the 2010 gay romcom "BearCity" (which won the screenwriting prize at Los Angeles' Outfest that year) and authored its 2013 novelization. 

Education

 Lawrence earned a B.A. in Film Production from North Carolina State University.

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